Volunteer warehouse assistant - Northampton

Opportunity details

  • Northampton, East Midlands
  • Weekdays, Weekends
  • Charity shop, Fundraising, Warehouse
  • Customer service, Team work

Minimum time commitment: 1 hour per week

Be part of the warehouse team making it possible for us to raise funds towards disability equality.

Key skills you'll gain

• Warehouse experience
• Getting stock ready to be sold
• Team work
• Customer service
• Manual handling
• Replenishing stock

Why we need you

We need your help in our warehouse team so that we can receive donated furniture and electrical items, prepare them for sale in our shop, and sell them to raise money for disability equality.
In the warehouse attached to our shop, you’ll be part of a team assembling furniture to help get it ready to be sold. You’ll help us organise stock safely and effectively, and ensure the warehouse is kept clean and tidy. Your role will involve carrying stock including heavy items. We’ll need your help carrying donated items to the warehouse, carrying our stock from the warehouse to the shop floor so it can be sold, and carrying sold items back to the warehouse so that we can deliver them to our customers. Sometimes you’ll be helping customers to carry items that they have purchased.
Everything you do will be helping us to deliver an excellent customer experience and to sell more in our shop. We’ll use the money raised to help fund our work towards achieving everyday equality for disabled people.

Where and when

You will be based in our charity shop at 55-57 Abingdon Street, Northampton NN1 2AW.
This is a very flexible role. We’d love your help for as little as one hour a week, but if you can give five hours, even better. We’re open seven days a week, so chat to us about the hours and days that suit you.

How we will support you

• Volunteer induction into Scope
• Relevant training including health and safety
• One to one support and regular catch ups with your manager
• Pre-agreed travel expenses and, if you volunteer all day, lunch expenses too
• We will make accessibility adjustments to the role (if you require this)

What we are looking for

No experience is necessary for this volunteer role. We’re looking for someone who can work well as part of a team and be friendly when helping our customers.

What else you will gain

• Confidence and valuable experience for your CV
• A work-related reference
• Team work skills and the chance to meet new people
• Pride in knowing you’ve helped the UK’s 14 million disabled people  

Safeguarding

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Scope is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and wellbeing of children and adults at risk, whether receiving services or being staff or volunteers. It expects all trustees, staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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